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Bush / Europe Trip / NATO Meeting #327140

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Brussels, Belgium: Tom Fenton) Next week's NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit noted. Impact of USSR 's recent destruction of nuclear missiles and troop reductions upon NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) leaders discussed; Mikhail Gorbachev and President Bush mentioned. [British Parliament member Michael HESELTINE - comments on situation.] USSR noted wanting to undermine United States influence in Europe. [British publisher Robert MAXWELL - comments on combined European economy] [Henry KISSINGER, historian Arthur SCHLESINGER - comment on situation.] (Hanau, West Germany: David Martin) (Note: Report is interrupted by affiliate weather bulletins) Threat to NATO's reason for existence, fear of USSR invasion of Europe, examined. [Center for Strategic Studies spokesperson Robert BLACKWELL - comments.] [General Edward MEYER (ret.) - says NATO's strategy needs to be reaffirmed.] Conventional arms reductions discussed. [Defense analyst Phil KARBER - comments on effect of American troops in Europe.] New reason for NATO's existence noted needed.

Rather, Dan;
Fenton, Tom;
Martin, David

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